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Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Daniel R. Woldring

We develop high performance therapeutics and diagnostics using novel protein engineering methods. Our lab combines directed evolution and high-throughput experiments with structural biology and bioinformatics to elucidate biological processes and their clinical relevance.

Rebecca Anthony

Rebecca has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (2011). Before that, she attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she majored in Physics (2003). Her research interests include plasmas for synthesis of semiconductor nanostructures, gas-phase processing and functionalization of nanostructures, and aerosol deposition of functional films. The applications for these nanostructures and materials range from energy-oriented devices like light-emitting diodes and solar cells to biological imaging agents.

Thomas Schuelke

Thomas Schuelke earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University Dresden, Germany, in 1996. He worked as a Research and Development Engineer for Charted Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore prior to taking over the responsibility for Fraunhofer USA’s Thin Film Coatings Laboratory in 1998. He is currently the director of the joint MSU-Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies.  Schuelke’s research addresses thin film coating technologies for industrial applications.

Aljoscha Roch

Aljoscha Roch has studied experimental physics at the Technische Universitaet Dresden in Germany. He got his PhD in mechanical engineering 2012 and became group manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden. He managed a group focused on Thermoelectrics, and later on a group for printing technologies. He coordinated an European Project including 5 different countries and 13 partners. Now he is working in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. He is developing 3D printing processes for complex and high entropy materials.

Tom Zimmermann

Dr. Tom Zimmermann was head of the business unit Biohybrid Systems at Fraunhofer and is with the Michigan State University since 2017. His activities are in the interdisciplinary and strongly collaborative research fields of nanotechnology and diamond NEMS-biosensor solutions in biomedical diagnostics, automation of biotechnological processes, and food analysis as well as in the development of diamond high-power terahertz systems. He graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. in solid-state electronics at the University Ulm (Germany), in 2002. Having received a Dr.-Ing.

Tim Hogan

Research focus is in electronic materials, including temperature dependent electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, Hall effect, and current vs. voltage measurements for materials and devices. Areas of research have included single crystal diamond, thermoelectric materials, oxide nanowires, and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Experimental techniques include pulsed laser deposition, laser micromachining, cleanroom procedures, solid state reactions, powder processing, spark plasma sintering, and high temperature high pressure pressing/annealing.